Shoeboxes, models used in Mandurah Milestones and Memories show

Riverside Primary School Year 3 teachers Susan and Katelyn with some of the models.
Riverside Primary School Year 3 teachers Susan and Katelyn with some of the models.

RIVERSIDE Primary School year 3 teachers Susan and Katelyn’s students are hard at work converting shoe boxes into historic buildings.

Halls Head Primary School Year 6 students and art teacher Sonia Doyle are building bridges and mia-mias (Aboriginal huts) while at ESC, Graham Dixon is creating the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre and some modern high rise buildings.

Warwick Brockman and sons are making a model of the sailing ship James Service, which sank with all hands on deck at the Murray Reef in 1878.

Why?

Because later this month, Mandurah U3A will highlight the milestones and memories of Mandurah’s past to the present day in Mandurah Milestones and Memories at the Fish Trap Theatre – a journey from humble beginnings to the place Mandurah has become today.

The story will be told through pictorial narration and with students placing models of significant buildings such as fish canneries, flour mills and bridges onto a huge floor map of Mandurah, its inlet and estuary, as they weave their way through a thought-provoking history.

To complement the presentation, there are 20 historical photographs of Mandurah’s past in the foyer.

The morning showing will be opened by Mandurah Mayor Marina Vergone and the evening presentation by Mandurah MLA David Templeman.